Joseph Foster

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Joe Foster
Attorney General of New Hampshire
In office
May 15, 2013 – March 31, 2017
Governor Maggie Hassan
Chris Sununu
Preceded by Mike Delaney
Succeeded by Gordon MacDonald
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
from the 13th district
In office
December 4, 2002 – December 3, 2008
Preceded by Debora Pignatelli
Succeeded by Bette Lasky
Personal details
Born (1959-06-10) June 10, 1959 (age 58)
Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marissa Baltus
Education Tufts University (BA)
George Washington University (JD)

Joseph A. Foster (born June 10, 1959) is the former Attorney General of the State of New Hampshire. He was formerly a Democratic member of the New Hampshire Senate, representing the 13th District from 2002 until 2008 and served as the State Senate Majority Leader in 2007 and 2008. Previously he was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1994 through 1998. On April 17, 2013 he was confirmed to the office of Attorney General.[1] He took office on May 15, 2013,[2] succeeding Michael A. Delaney who decided not to seek reappointment by Governor Maggie Hassan at the end of his term, and instead took Foster's old position at his law firm.[3] Foster is considered a potential future Congressional candidate.[4]


  1. ^ Leubsdorf, Ben (April 18, 2013). "Foster confirmed unanimously as N.H.’s next attorney general". Concord Monitor. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Morales, Andrea (May 15, 2013). "PHOTOS: Incoming Attorney General Joe Foster’s swearing-in ceremony". Concord Monitor. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ Leubsdorf, Ben (May 17, 2013). "Ex-AG Mike Delaney takes job at new AG Joe Foster’s old law firm". Concord Monitor. Archived from the original on March 26, 2015. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ Livingston, Abby (30 October 2013). "For N.H. Republicans, Pain Is Probably Temporary". Roll Call. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Mike Delaney
Attorney General of New Hampshire
Succeeded by
Gordon MacDonald